Stuart Bousel

From left, Megan Briggs, Amitis Khoroushi and Laura Domingo appear in Exit Theatre’s “Vampire Christmas.” (Courtesy Jay Yamada)

Undead resemble people in ‘Vampire Christmas’

Vampires have issues, too. In Stuart Bousel and Allison Page’s new holiday…

 

Don Wood and Mikka Bonel appear in Exit Theatre’s production of Eugene Ionesco’s “Exit the King.” (Courtesy photo)

Existential truths in ‘Exit the King’

Romanian-French playwright Eugene Ionesco, one of the mid-20th-century’s Theatre of the Absurdists,…

 

[Clockwise, from top, Kyle Goldman, Tonya Narvaez, Kathleen McHatton and Rob Talbot play the deities in “Twins.” (Courtesy Andy Strong)

Stuart Bousel doubles the fun on ‘Twins’

Mix smart, crisply funny dialogue, mythological high jinks, a reality television slant…

 

From left, Elliot Lieberman, Caitlin Evenson and Juliana Lustenader appear in Custom Made Theatre’s “The House of Yes.” (Courtesy Jay Yamada)

Absurdity abounds in Custom Made’s ‘House of Yes’

Wendy MacLeod’s black comedy, “The House of Yes,” gives new and appalling…

From left, Elliot Lieberman, Caitlin Evenson and Juliana Lustenader appear in Custom Made Theatre’s “The House of Yes.” (Courtesy Jay Yamada)
Christina Augello as Queen Elizabeth, center, is a high point of EXIT Theatre's “Paradise Street.” (Courtesy Jay Yamada)

EXIT Theatre’s ‘Paradise Street’ loses laughs amid chaos

The works of British-born playwright Clive Barker, who’s also a horror-fiction writer,…

Christina Augello as Queen Elizabeth, center, is a high point of EXIT Theatre's “Paradise Street.” (Courtesy Jay Yamada)
From left, Allison Page and Megan Briggs are amusing in “The Desk Set,” a No Nude men show onstage at the EXIT Theatre.  (Courtesy Jay Yamada)

Fun woman vs. machine smackdown in ‘Desk Set’

If Bunny Watson’s coworkers were threatened by EMERAC (a fictionalized version of…

From left, Allison Page and Megan Briggs are amusing in “The Desk Set,” a No Nude men show onstage at the EXIT Theatre.  (Courtesy Jay Yamada)
COURTESY CLAIRE RICEHeather Kellogg

Kristin Hersh’s ‘Rat Girl’ gets uneven stage treatment

Kristin Hersh, the iconoclastic East Coast alt-rock musician whose band the Throwing…

COURTESY CLAIRE RICEHeather Kellogg

Substantial storytelling in Bousel’s ‘Giant Bones’

The world premiere of Stuart Bousel’s “Giant Bones” is a big play…